Last Wednesday night saw the first gathering of the Autonomous PR Collective at the Clachan Pub in Kingly Street, SoHo, London – myself and a some other like-minded PRs decided to throw our own press party – as we said in our invitation, with the aim of “the furtherance of a redistribution of privately held vittles and sustenance to the oppressed members of the journalist class.”
By all accounts, we certainly did help the oppressed journalist classes throw off the chains of sobriety.
Indeed, most people asked us when we were going to hold the next one. Current thinking suggests we try and hold a Xmas bash.
As Rupert Goodwins reports here – http://comment.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020505,39209422-3,00.htm
– a small revolutionary vanguard continued the guerrilla battle at a notorious late night drinking den, the Troy Club. Unfortunately, I had departed before an “altercation” developed, which is related to Rupert’s trouser reference.
I’ll leave Rupert to elucidate further on this matter if he so chooses – and so long as it supports the on-going revolutionary struggle.
An Autonomous PR Collective will host a Press Party on Weds, July 13th,
2005 – 6.30pm till late – Upstairs at The Clachan, 34 Kingly St, London,
We, the undersigned, this day declare the creation of a NEW revolutionary
social construct, the Autonomous PR Collective, for the furtherance of a
redistribution of privately held vittles and sustenance to the oppressed
members of the journalist class.
The founding members of the Autonomous PR Collective – AKA Jane Lee
(Dexterity), Maxine Ambrose (Ambrose Communications), Teresa Horscroft
(Eureka Communications), Jane Folwell (Folwell PR), and Andrew Smith
(Object Marketing) – call upon YOU to throw off the chains of wage slavery
and to attend the unveiling of our PARTY Manifesto.
Set free your desire to consume BEER and WINE and FOOD. The Autonomous PR
Collective is providing the economic infrastructure to allow you to claim
your right to untrammelled enjoyment and social discourse of a kind never
Journalists of the world unite – you only have your sobriety to lose.
Translation: A very nice bunch of independent PRs invite you to join them
for a pleasant evening of food, drink, and chat – and most importantly,
Upstairs at The Clachan, 34 Kingly Street, London on Weds, July 13th, 2005
No clients. No hard sell. We’re paying. Go on, you might enjoy it.